Orlando, Florida, May 24, 2019 – (PERSPECTIVE MAGAZINE) El Cid Vacations Club, Mexico’s award-winning resort group and vacation club is thrilled to announce that Mazatlán has been declared the winner of the 2019 City Nature Challenge; a global celebration of urban biodiversity.

The competition, which took place from April 26-29, 2019 brought together 56 Mexican cities and 191 cities from around the world. Started in 2016 by the citizen science teams at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the City Nature Challenge began as a fun way to capitalize on their home cities’ friendly rivalry and in the process, promote urban biodiversity. In 2018, the event became global.

At the national level, Mazatlán was first place in observations (27,529), species (2.201), and people participating (511). Internationally, Mazatlán ranked 10th in observations, 11th in species, and 18th in people. Participants in Mazatlán went outside to explore nature and documented their surroundings by taking photos and uploading them to the iNaturalit App, where experts were able to identify each and every species photographed.

El Cid Vacations Club proudly sponsored this event, which was the first of its kind in Mazatlán. One of the major focal points of El Cid Vacations Club is to continue in conservation efforts by placing eco-friendly practices at its Mazatlán properties, El Cid El Moro, El Cid Granada Hotel, and El Cid Marina Beach.

El Cid Vacations Club’s flagship resort in Mazatlán, El Cid Marina Beach Hotel, has been recognized by the México Ministry of Tourism with the highest certification of sustainability implemented by PROFEPA, México’s Federal Environmental Agency. In addition to the resort’s sustainability efforts, guests can take part in special eco trips including assisting in the rescue, and release of certain protected turtle species during Sea Turtle nesting season.

For almost 50 years, El Cid Vacations Club has welcomed guests from all over the world to experience true Mexican hospitality in Mazatlán and in Riviera Maya-Cancun, and Cozumel as well. In addition to delicious dining options, stunning ocean-view rooms, and meticulous service, ECVC guests can explore the natural beauty of “the Pearl of the Pacific” first hand.

About El Cid Vacations Club

El Cid Vacations Club is a global leader in the vacation ownership and resort industry, delivering a wide variety of memorable vacation experiences for members. El Cid Vacations Club continually strives to enhance its member services and guest experiences. Members are invited to take advantage of downloading the complimentary El Cid Vacations Club Member mobile app available on both the App Store and Google Play (keyword “ecvc”). This application allows members to stay up to date on the most recent news, make reservations, and always stay in contact with El Cid Vacations Club. This is the perfect opportunity for El Cid Vacations Club members to plan their next dream vacation at one of the many stunning El Cid properties. For more information, visit http://www.elcidvacationsclub.com.